La Dolce Vigna + Olive This Olive That Invite you ON A
special tuscany wine + olive harvest RETREAT
Seven Days | Six Nights
October 24 - October 30, 2016
Olive Harvest Participation, Visits to remarkable Tuscan wineries with an Italian-specialized sommelier, Panoramic Walks in the Vineyards + Olive Orchards, Gourmet Cooking Lesson, Dining at Fabulous Restaurants + More
Price: $3400.00 +$300 single ROOM occupancy
($800 Non-refundable Deposit due to La Dolce Vigna at the time of your confirmed reservation)
Accommodations at the luxurious and intimate Villa Benvenuti + Transportation in Tuscany + All Vineyard Visits and Activities + All Meals (except for one dinner)
The morning starts with our pick-up from Florence. We'll be driven to the charming walled city, Lucca, have a lunch in the old town followed by a guided tour of the fortress city before checking into our country villa just down the road. We'll have free time to unpack, tour the grounds, and relax while a delicious dinner is prepared for us.
Today, we get our hands olivey! After breakfast, we'll head out to the villa's olive orchard and be given a lesson of how to harvest these Tuscan gems. An idyllic picnic lunch will be prepared for us out in the orchard. The afternoon is free to relax in the villa's gardens or go for a bike ride. Dinner will be at a wonderful restaurant in a neighboring town.
Our Tuscan wine education begins today. We'll on the road in our comfortable minibus visiting three stunning wineries with lunch at one of them. Back at the villa, we will be greeted with a scrumptious dinner.
This will be the last morning harvesting the estate olives—which will make the olive oil we are shipped in a month's time all the more special. After lunch in the gardens, we will take a field trip to the local olive press where all of our hard work will eventually turn into olio nuovo. Dinner will be on your own in Lucca.
Get ready for another day frolicking through Tuscan vineyards! After a leisurely breakfast, we'll traverse Tuscany's curvy landscape and explore two stellar wineries steeped in history. We'll have dinner at a scenic Tuscan town before heading back to our villa.
Today, unwind with a massage appointment at the villa (included) or get the blood flowing with a stroll or bike ride. We can even organize a yoga class. Lunch will be made for us at the villa, whereas dinner will be made by us—albeit under the supervision of our fabulous, local chef who will give us a Tuscan cooking lesson.
Following breakfast, we will be driven to Pisa for a guided tour of the famous leaning tower and say our farewells over lunch!